Netizen Sees Nothing Wrong W/ Tito Sotto Remark On Chinese, PH Fish
TITO SOTTO – A netizen said Senator Tito Sotto is actually right but failed to express his message very well.
President Rodrigo Duterte said he would allow Chinese fishermen to hunt in the Philippine water since the Philippines and China were allies.
Meanwhile, several critics said the president’s statement would get him impeached for violating the Philippine Constitution.
Senator Leila De Lima said Duterte’s statements “palpably shows a pattern of an open and brazen disregard of the rule of law and betrayal of the national interest.”
Former Affairs Secretary Albert Del Rosario stated that the president could be impeached for his failure to protect his country.
Based on a report from ABS-CBN, Senate President Vicente “Tito” Sotto III took Duterte’s side that allows Chinese fishers into the Philippine waters.
He said he sees nothing wrong with allowing foreigners fish in the Philippines exclusive economic zone.
“As long as we’re allowed to fish also in their zones… because they will treat us as friends likewise,” Sotto said.
According to the report, Sen. Tito Sotto also expressed his opinion on letting the Chinese fishers in the West Philippine Sea.
“It’s very difficult to say that there is exclusivity when it’s under water.”
“The fish could be coming from China and the fish from the Philippines could be going to China,” he added.
Senator Tito Sotto’s statement draws flank in social media. He told the reporters, “My comments on WPS [West Philippine Sea] and its resources was a tongue-in-cheek statement. Sadly konti lang nakaintindi.”
However, a Facebook user named Celso L. Cainglet agrees with the senator’s statements.
He penned a long caption expressing the senator is actually correct but failed to articulate it very well.
The netizen said Tito Sotto based his opinion with the 16th Century Doctrine that the Sea is a Common Heritage to Mankind.
You may read his full Facebook post below:
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